3/24 The Garza deal
Rangers GM Jon Daniels apparently is kicking himself after last July’s trade with the Cubs in which he sent four players to Chicago for Matt Garza.
“I thought way too short term with the Garza deal last year,” Daniels told the Arizona Republic. “That one’s got a chance to haunt us and haunt me.”
The Rangers dealt Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards, Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez to the Cubs in exchange for Garza last July.
“Having seen all of them, and C.J. will throw for us on Tuesday night, I won’t speak for [Daniels],” Cubs Rick Renteria said. “Do I think we’re in a good place with the guys we got? Sure. That’s all I’ll say.”
Garza went 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA in 84 1/3 innings for the Rangers, who didn’t make the postseason. Olt is vying for a spot on the Cubs’ Opening Day roster, Edwards had a terrific season in 2013 and will start Tuesday night for the Cubs, and Grimm is in the mix for a bullpen spot.